Big, capable, well-equipped and glitzy are attributes that can describe Lexus 570, the full-size SUV that comes from Toyota’s luxury division. This vehicle has a spacious interior which can seat up to eight passengers and comes in the single trim level which brings high-end features. However, behind the glossy exterior and interior, this model hides the running gear of the time-proven Toyota Land Cruiser. The models share the powertrain, frame and suspension design which altogether guarantee go-anywhere ability. However, this model has been in the current generation since 2008 and the 2018 Lexus LX 570 could bring a long-anticipated redesign.
What should be new?
Unfortunately, the company hasn’t said anything about an upcoming version of the Lexus 570. The model has received several updates since its last redesign and it includes a host of top-notch tech and convenience features. However, the poor fuel economy and acceleration, sometimes clumsy handling and not so practical third-row seat can be identified as areas where it should be better in order to stay competitive. So, according to some reports this model could come redesigned for the 2018 model with improvements in all aspects.
2018 Lexus LX 570: Design
As we said earlier the company doesn’t give any clue about the new 2018 Lexus LX 570 model which could help us to form the picture about it. On the other hand, the Lexus confirmed that its RX crossover will get a three-row version which can mean that LX 570 will get attention later.
However, some sources claim that model would feature reworked styling. It should get new front end design with a new interpretation of the spindle grille design and headlights. Sculpted hood, slightly lower roofline and other modifications will change its appearance and will also have a positive impact to aerodynamics. Similarly, the rear side design should feature new taillights and reworked contours.
Some work should also be done around the model’s structure. It will improve its rigidity but should also help it to lose some pounds. The results would be seen on model performance and fuel efficiency.
Inside we will, no doubt, encounter luxury furnished ambient with top-notch materials and comfortable seats as well as modern tech amenities. However, it hasn’t been known what exact changes would this model present.
There will likely be an upgraded version of the infotainment system. The system will come with a wide center screen and improved features. The model should also come in the single trim level but with available packages for additional personalization. It will offer four-zone climate control, leather upholstery, different interior themes, heated and power-adjustable front seats, large center screen, navigation, voice commands, and much more.
The new model will also offer modern safety systems. It will include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and mitigation, emergency braking and more.
2018 Lexus LX 570: Powertrain
Since its introduction, this model has been available with the single V-8 engine. In its current form, it includes a 5.7-liter V-8 engine which can produce 383 hp and torque 403 pound-feet. Standard on this model are also an eight-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive system, driver selectable modes, crawl control and hill start assist. The model also includes a height-adjustable adaptive suspension system. It also allows up to 7, 000 pounds of towing capacity. The model has poor fuel economy ratings of 15 mpg average.
So, some changes in its powertrain setup are expected but we still don’t have any clue. The Lexus will try to improve model’s fuel economy and ride quality. That suggests reworked suspension and more frugal engine option for the 2018 Lexus LX 570.
2018 Lexus LX 570: Arrival, Price
So, we are still waiting for an official announcement from the Lexus about the 2018 Lexus LX 570. We hope that it will confirm the story which has been suggested by some sources. However, the new LX 570 should come in late 2017. It will have high starting price which should be close to the current one.